Il Velluto Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011
94 points, “Elegant and stylish, with perfect ripeness and grace through the long, tapered finish.” – Decanter Magazine
Velluto means velvet - that sums up this wine in a nutshell. Perfectly positioned between a Valpolicella and an Amarone due to a little natural drying of the grapes, Azienda Agricola Meroni’s Il Velluto Valpolicella Classico Superiore is aged in oak for three years, followed by a further six months in bottle. The extra concentration layers jammy black cherry, leather, liquorice, saffron, tobacco, black pepper and chocolate over the red cherry, toasted almond, cranberry and wild strawberry. No wonder it found its way into the upper echelon of Decanter Magazine’s Top Valpolicella Superiore panel tasting results.
The bottle includes a few lines written by Berto Barbarani (Verona’s most famous poet) in around 1943 in honour of Meroni’s wine. He alludes to these wines being “the family pharmacy” in confusing times. A glass of red to cure what ails you and a wonderful match to aged red meats, rich roasts and slow-cooked dishes.
Based in the town of Sant’Ambrogio, 18km from Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region, Azienda Agricola Meroni create astounding wines, while cultivating one quarter of their land for olive trees and forests to maintain the balance of the valley.£4 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2976750
Style No.: 731230
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